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Chutz
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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Today's Koffee Klatch topic isn't easy because it's 'truth' time...lol Have you ever colored your hair? There are lots of ways and amounts you can add color to your hair...you can dye it, bleach it lighter, wash out colors that only last a few days, highlights, frosts, tips, and on and on. This can either have been done at a salon or at home...doesn't matter. But it's time to fess up...Do you or would you color your hair?

Um, I guess I have to tell the truth also..huh? It wasn't until about 6-8 years ago that I started to get a few gray hairs on my head. Didn't really bother me...I could just yank them out since there were so few...lmbo But in the past 5 years or so I was spending too much time trying to get those little stinkers out! tongue I have never dyed, bleached or done anything like that to my hair (except for one stupid mistake of letting someone practice on me, died it back the next day myself!!) So I decided that if I frosted my hair, just a tiny bit, it would disguise the gray and give my hair some life. It worked just great. It's a very tiny amount so it's not noticeable but it does act as a great camouflage. smilewinkgrin

How about YOU!??
Chutzie

ps...this goes for you guys too shocked
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straydog
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   Posted 1/5/2010 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, wore my hair highlighted for 30 yrs, then decided to let it go natual after all that time. The color was awful. It was a light brown with quite a bit of gray. So, asked th gal that cuts my hair what should I do colorwise. She says I am about 35 percent gray. She suggested highlighting it so we did and it really came out nice. Looks much better and I look more like me.
 

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White Beard
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   Posted 1/6/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

I have a friend in California that I went out to see a few years back and he commented on my white beard, and how it did not match my brown hair, and all that,, well he is a few years younger than me about 3 or 4, anyway his beard is very very dark, just about black and it matches his hair perfectly! He admitted that his beard although not white would be very grey and he thought it made him look old so he dyes both his hair and his beard. I personally refuse to do that! I feel it is natural for a person as they age to have there hair turn grey, silver, or white or what ever! It is not something to be ashamed of, I never could figure out why a person would want to do that! The color of your hair does not determine your age, if your 40, 55, or 58, or 70, no matter what color your hair or beard is, your still that age! So ( I don't mean to offend anyone now) but by changing your hair, or beard color to cover up or mask or other wise get rid of the grey, silver or white hair to make yourself look younger, is that not deceiving others? Are you not trying to give others the impression that you are younger? I mean I don't know if that is the intended motive or not, but isn't that what it is doing just the same? I am always curious about why people think they need to do that???? For myself, I am who I am, I don't see any reason to try and alter that! When I retired from the Air Force in 91 I threw away my razor and started growing my beard it was kind of salt an pepper with mostly grey and darker grey in it. As the years progressed it turned whiter and whiter and I started getting grey on the sides of my head and now that is getting whiter and the grey is creeping up into the thinning top part of my hair. It is just apart of the natural process of aging for me, and I accept it!
Anyway that is how I look at it!

White Beard

privey
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   Posted 1/6/2010 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have terrrible hair, very fine, thin and sort of a mousey dirty blonde. I haven't ever dyed it but have highlighted it for years and now I foil it with about two or three different colors to give it depth, better texture and to make it look thicker. I agree with WB on the color stuff I do believe when we go totally gray or white our complexion changes to take that change. I hate to see folks in their 60's, 70's and 80's with dark black or brown hair you can tell by the miles on their faces they aren't young and the hair thing makes them look hard. Just my opinion.

tmjpain
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   Posted 1/6/2010 1:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I dye my hair. When I started it was more for the fun of it always choosing different colours. I do the box kits at home. Now I colour to hide the grey. i like the lighter brown colours. Recently the last thime I went to get my hair cut I had a patch of purple put in the front and it looks cool. Think I might go for some red next time!!! LOL!!!

bsjaguar
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   Posted 1/6/2010 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I too color my hair to hide the gray. Eventually I will stop cause I don't want to be one of these old ladies with dark hair but at 52 I don't feel old enough yet to be all gray. Recently I did let my natural hair grow out but I didn't like the way I looked or felt about it so started coloring it again. Guess it's just a matter of choice, maybe when I get older I'll color it blue or purple like some of these older ladies.
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Lindaloo
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   Posted 1/6/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   
OK here's the thing,   I've been dying my hair blonde since I was 14.  I let my natural hair color grow out once when I was in my twenties.  I didn't like it then and I don't like it now, although my hair is a lot gray now I can tell from the roots.
 
The reason I started dying my hair is because my skin tones and natural hair color do not go well together at all.  The brown hair color I have really washes me out.  So I am 58 and I still dye my hair blonde and will probably do so until the day I die, I will dye. lol
 
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   Posted 1/6/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
      I hate to admit this, but I too have dyed my hair, using a product called "Just for Men"! I don't want to hear any snickering out of you, Privey, Stray,My Lady, or even you Whitey! :) I even, at one time in my life had what is refered to as a Body Wave, or what I call a loose Perm. So there!...you have the scoop on me! :)

snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 1/6/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I have colored my hair since I was 15. Blond, brown, red, purple, black, and now it is currently black with red highlights.......
Lets see what next week brings....lol
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skeye
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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I tired highlighting my hair blonde with a home kit once in high school. My sister was doing it, and so I got the left-overs. It was okay, but looked horrendous once my hair started growing out. It took forever to get rid of those highlights! Other than that, my hair has always been its natural brown. Unfortunately though, I'm already noticing a fair amount of grey hairs! I'm too young for grey hair! eek!

Skeye

golitho
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   Posted 1/6/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't dye my hair now although I have lost a lot of it on these awful arthritis meds (methotrexate) but when I was 20 I dyed my hair with henna. It was suppose to be red but turned orange! As I have an olive skin I looked like I had hepatitis or something, it was hilarious, I looked so ill until it grew out and that was the end of me dying my hair.

I always imagined myself with long grey hair but at 49 I still have no grey hair yet. I guess until I go grey I won't know whether vanity will rear its head and make me reach for that bottle of colour!

Golitho

White Beard
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   Posted 1/6/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Although I have never dyed my hair or my beard and I never will! After I retired from the Air Force, and started growing my beard, I did shave my head, well not shave it with a straight edge razor or any thing, but it was so short it was like ?????felt? no!.... what is the name of that silky material? I can't remember, but you know what I am talking about! Don't you? Anyway it was less than a 1/16 th on an inch and I did not like it, I was cold all the time! And I alway wore a hat! So I let it grow out and then I wore it in a tight curled perm ( an afro!) I kind of like it, like that!!!, I will have to post a picture, as that is how I had it when my youngest daughter got married. The bad thing was is my hair is very fine and does not hold a curl very well and I was having to get it redone all the time and had to put stuff on it to keep it really curlly! Then I decided to just let it grow and grow and grow! I let it grow out, and I wear it in a pony tail! It is easy to take care of and I like it! I like it allot! The one lady at the Doctors office calls me the Renaissance man! I personally just find it comfortable! and anymore for me comfort is what it is all about!

White Beard

privey
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   Posted 1/6/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
That's cool White Beard. So many of our male nurses at the hospital shave their heads and so do the paramedics here. I guess they think it is it cleaner and easier. When you posted that I wasn't surprised at all it all fit and since we are close to the same age the curly perm wasn't a surprise.

SE....Just for Men?? and a wave.. whooo hooo..(had to say something) you'd of fallen off your chair if I hadn't.

tmj I had my hair trimmed on Sat. last week and I told my 5 year old granddaughter that I thought I would dye it purple and she looked at me with her big beautiful green eyes and said, "grammy maybe you should do a small piece and if it looks okay then do it all over."

BigLucy
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   Posted 1/6/2010 11:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Is coloring one's hair still suppose to be a secret or shameful? My friends and I started coloring our hair in our teens for fun, not because of grey. In fact, most people I know do it more for a fashion statement, even if they have grey hair, they are more into dying their hair for the intense colors, highlights, fun colors, etc. Manic Panic anyone?

Chutz
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   Posted 1/7/2010 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, I'm lost on this one. The questions/comments are thoughtful and comical at the same time but something in my head isn't making sense. I personally have no opinion if someone does anything to their hair if it looks reasonably good and they enjoy it. I'm not a fan of purple, red and yellow...on the same head of hair(had a student like that), but it's their choice. I do remember that is was a big 'hush-hush' if someone colored their hair when I was in school. But then we said things like the 'P' word (not pain either, lol) and if someone was sick with cancer they had "The Bid C".

But where the confusion is...not mentioning any names but his initials are WB...lol... It's not OK to color your hair because it's unnatural, but it's ok to perm it so it's curly?? Whoaaa there Big Fella!...lmbo (you have to picture me here laughing like crazy cause I'm just teasing you my dear friend) And the guys shaving their heads??? I never was too fond of it but it "grows" on ya. ok, bad pun. My son shaved his head daily and it's very nice looking. He dresses in a suit every day and looks young for his age so I can understand. What I never will understand is why he 'manicures' his eyebrows??!? It's as if he put a template over them and they are perfect and not bushy like what he was born with.lol He hates them the natural way. And body waxing??? OK, I'm getting silly...

To the men on here...I think whatever you do to your hair or body, as long as you don't have too many holes punched in you, is fine if it makes you look nice (to you) and you like it...just like the women. Why not? After all, haven't we women been asking for gender equity for years???

Chutzie (who loves the men in my life and that includes this forum family)
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White Beard
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   Posted 1/7/2010 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie

2-shay!! I never even thought about the comparrison between curling and dyeing I will humbly concede your point! You know when all those hair styles of the late 6o's and 70's and on, I had to miss out doing! I was in the military and you had to adhere to some pretty strict grooming codes! Your sideburns could not come down any lower than the middle of the opening of your ear! If you have a mustache it will not extend over your lip, and must not go past an imaginary vertical line drawn at the corner of your mouth! Hair must have a well groomed tapered apppearance and must not touch your ears, nor the collar on your shirt It must not hang over your forehead and must be combed and groomed and be clean and have clean cut groomed appearance at all times! So after I retired I went crazy and tried all those different hair styles that I missed out on. Some then claimed that I was going through a mid-life crisis! I don't know about that! Since I have stayed with the long hair and pony tail with a beard look, maybe I am just a hippie or nonconformist at heart!

White Beard

Chutz
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   Posted 1/7/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
And we LOVE you just the way you are...I just had to poke a little fun at ya!

Chutzie ;-)
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